Design Nation: Our Journey is an exciting new exhibition featuring the work of 25 makers from across the UK which you can visit at the Hub, Sleaford in Lincolnshire from 29 January – 24 April 2022. It has been earmarked by the Crafts Council as one of the shows to see in 2022 and I’m lucky enough to be one of the exhibitors!
I’ve made 3 pieces for this exhibition – the Natural collection in Beach White, Ochre Layers and Rock Grey. The work was inspired by lockdown walks and the importance of being outdoors and surrounded by nature as part of my own wellbeing. I hand cut unglazed porcelain tiles into strands, using the uneven cut surface to create texture and pattern and combine these with tumbled beach ceramic, river rocks and found materials from my walks. As well as being a study of colour, I was drawn to the protective and shielding nature of circular shapes to hold and contain the movement of the tesserae.
List of exhibitors
Ash & Plumb, Scott Benefield, Charlie Birtles, Linda Bloomfield, Georgia Blossom, Jan Bowman, Rachel Fitzpatrick, Momoka Gomi, Myra Hutton & Nick Rawcliffe, Sam Isaacs, Lizzie Kimbley, Amy Leigh, Hannah Lobley, Lucy MacDonald, Michaela McMillan, Laura Mabbutt, Jacky Oliver, Janine Partington, Verity Pulford, Alison Shelton Brown, Helen Slater Stokes, Anna Thomson
View the exhibition catalogue